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GVSU named Best in Region, Best Value, Most Innovative by U.S. News

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Posted on September 10, 2018

Grand Valley State University has once again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

In the "2019 Best Colleges rankings" Grand Valley ranked 1st among Michigan's public universities and 3rd overall in the category for "Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest." 

Grand Valley is also ranked among Midwest universities for "Best Value" (14th), "Most Innovative" (9th), and "Best Colleges for Veterans" (19th).

Grand Valley rose to 45th (from 57th) for "Best in Undergraduate Engineering" programs and the Seidman College of Business is ranked among the "Best Undergraduate Business" programs.

Graduate programs ranked among the best include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant.

Grand Valley is also listed among universities with low student debt load at graduation.

The rankings are based on several key measures of quality including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Data was collected from each institution that included several indicators of academic excellence.

For more information on the rankings, visit www.usnews.com/education.

For more information on how Grand Valley continues to excel in the areas of graduation and retention rates, alumni working in Michigan, and keeping down the cost of a college degree, view Grand Valley's accountability report at www.gvsu.edu/accountability

Grand Valley State University, one of the 100 largest universities in the nation, attracts nearly 25,000 students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers 89 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs from campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, and from centers in Muskegon, Traverse City and Detroit. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.